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The Lads of Enchantment will present their Annual Barbershop Harmony Show Oct. 26 and 27 at the United Church of Los Alamos.
This year’s show, “After Dark,” will feature the Lads of Enchantment Chorus and quartets and the Lads’ special guest, The 505 Chorus, Albuquerque’s young men’s a cappella group.
“After Dark” takes a light-hearted look at the misadventures of Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to brighten his existence using his form of creativity.
The foibles of Frankenstein and his assistants establish the premise for the Lads to sing traditional barbershop songs and favorites such as “Blue Moon,” “By the Light of the Silvery Moon,” “I’m Sitting on Top of the World,” Blue Velvet” and “Moonlight Bay.”
Since the show is the weekend before Halloween, the audience is encouraged, but not required, to wear a costume and participate in a costume contest each night of the show.
The 505 Chorus brings the energy and enthusiasm of youth and a blended sound to the show. The 505 Chorus was founded in 2008 by four young men who wanted to compete in collegiate a cappella choral singing, which has undergone resurgence in recent years.
During its short existence, the 505 Chorus achieved second- and a third-place finishes at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Annual International Youth Chorus Festival, and they have had the highest scored song in a number of contests.
At the end of September, they were guest performers at the 2012 Barbershop Harmony Society’s Rocky Mountain District Convention in Albuquerque.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. each night. Although the show was initially scheduled at another venue, it will be presented at the United Church of Los Alamos. There will be an “Afterglow” in Graves Hall following the Friday night show. The Afterglow includes a snack and additional singing for a fee of $5. Advance tickets ($15; $5 for students) may be purchased at CB Fox or from chorus members.
For more information, call Joe at 672-9371.
For more information and music by the The 505 Chorus, visit the505.org.